Atika Capital Management Cut Its Centene Del (CNC) Holding by $723,552; Nwi Management LP Has Decreased Apple Computer (AAPL) Stake by $136.64 Million as Stock Rose

February 19, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Brad Farber decreased its stake in Centene Corp Del (CNC) by 25.12% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Atika Capital Management Llc sold 7,537 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.03% with the market. The hedge fund run by Brad Farber held 22,463 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.17M, down from 30,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Atika Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Centene Corp Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.38B market cap company. The stock increased 0.46% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $100.22. About 1.27 million shares traded. Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) has risen 32.56% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.86% the S&P500.

Nwi Management Lp decreased its stake in Apple Computer (AAPL) by 94.67% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nwi Management Lp sold 887,250 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.78% with the market. The hedge fund held 50,000 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.71 million, down from 937,250 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nwi Management Lp who had been investing in Apple Computer for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $874.91 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $172.43. About 40.18 million shares traded or 17.89% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 54 investors sold CNC shares while 174 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 150.53 million shares or 0.42% less from 151.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tarbox Family Office Inc reported 120 shares. Cognios Cap Ltd Llc has invested 0.83% in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC). New York-based New York State Teachers Retirement System has invested 0.08% in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC). British Columbia Management Corp reported 94,895 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. 10,800 were accumulated by Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys. Intact Inv Management reported 2,800 shares stake. Eidelman Virant reported 33 shares. Asset Mgmt Inc invested in 0.05% or 15,469 shares. Homrich Berg holds 0.26% or 33,990 shares. Convergence Inv Prtnrs Limited Company stated it has 0.08% in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC). First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca, a California-based fund reported 334,627 shares. 32,990 were reported by Cantab Cap Prns Ltd Liability Partnership. Raymond James Fincl Advisors holds 9,316 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Mutual Of America Capital Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.06% stake. Brinker Cap owns 10,308 shares.

Atika Capital Management Llc, which manages about $348.10M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cognex Corp (NASDAQ:CGNX) by 15,000 shares to 35,000 shares, valued at $3.86M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Autodesk Inc (NASDAQ:ADSK) by 44,500 shares in the quarter, for a total of 72,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX).

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $2.28 million activity. Shares for $987,300 were sold by Hunter Jesse N on Tuesday, December 19.

Among 20 analysts covering Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Centene Corporation had 59 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 13 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. On Wednesday, February 7 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. The stock of Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, February 8 by Barclays Capital. Cowen & Co initiated Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) on Monday, April 25 with “Outperform” rating. Credit Suisse initiated the shares of CNC in report on Friday, November 3 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 6 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 23 by Evercore. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $115.0 target in Monday, October 23 report. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with “Market Perform” on Tuesday, February 13. Bernstein upgraded the shares of CNC in report on Monday, November 14 to “Outperform” rating.

Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Apple Inc. had 378 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Macquarie Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $112 target in Wednesday, April 27 report. As per Friday, March 24, the company rating was downgraded by Needham. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. Mizuho maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Monday, February 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 31 by Loop Capital. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 27 by Morgan Stanley. Rosenblatt maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Sunday, August 16 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, March 24, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. FBN Securities maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Wednesday, April 27 with “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 28 by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. 2.97 billion shares or 2.78% less from 3.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Florida-based Ws Lllp has invested 1.65% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Blair William Company Il reported 3.22% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 3,759 are held by Dt Invest Partners Ltd Liability Co. St Johns Co Limited Liability Com stated it has 25,854 shares or 2.92% of all its holdings. Forward Lc owns 0.17% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 9,739 shares. Moreover, Violich Cap Management Incorporated has 4.72% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 112,282 shares. Fenimore Asset Mgmt Inc has 0.03% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 4,966 shares. Croft holds 54,739 shares or 2% of its portfolio. 115,806 are held by Dillon And Assocs Inc. Colorado-based Bsw Wealth Ptnrs has invested 0.81% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Fort Point Prns Limited Liability Company stated it has 53,852 shares or 3.98% of all its holdings. Tortoise Invest Limited Liability Com invested 0.52% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Schaper Benz Wise Inv Counsel Wi reported 1.83% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Hallmark Cap Management has 160,422 shares for 3.11% of their portfolio. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Mgmt Il invested in 33,818 shares.

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